This is a guest post from Danielle. Danielle posts all sorts of Paleo goodness over at http://thepaleovangelist.com. Read more about her Paleo journey here and follow her delicious food journey on Instagram @thepaleovangelist.
ChihYu is the recipe developer, photographer, and writer behind the blog I Heart Umami – a recipe inspiration site for Asian food lovers on a Paleo diet and lifestyle. ChihYu’s passion is re-inventing the recipes of her childhood for healthier, lighter, and easier versions without sacrificing the authenticity. She aims to introduce recipes that are popular in Asia but sometimes not commonly known in the Western world and recreate them for paleo food lovers. Download ChihYu’s free meal plan and beginner’s guide to the Asian Paleo diet and follow her on Instagram @ IHeartUmami.NY!
These gluten-free dessert dumplings will bring a big smile to your face. Guaranteed.
Alina Muresan is a RHN holistic nutritionist who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child’s nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!
This vegetarian soup is delicious and healthy. It has vitamins, minerals and fiber. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and good for the immune system and also adds a subtle spicy quality to the soup. The coconut milk makes it rich and creamy without any need for cream or other dairy. Try it tonight!
A couple of weeks ago we posted a list of our favorite Paleo chicken soup recipes. Of course chicken soup is a nice and warm winter staple, but some of you may have been left wondering “what about the beef?”
My mother always called it Jewish penicillin, but the truth is that chicken soup is a traditional cold and flu remedy in many cultures around the world. It’s great for making use of leftover chicken and veggies, and for warming you up on a cold winter afternoon, but lets face it. The nostalgia of being taken care of by mom on a sick day is what keeps you coming back for more!
I got a Thermomix over a year ago as a wedding gift from some family in Vancouver, and I’ve only just opened the box to use it!
Quite a few readers have emailed me about recipes using the Thermomix as well (if you are in the US, then you probably haven’t come across the Thermomix so read below to find out about it, but it’s become very popular in Australia, Germany, Canada, and Taiwan among other places).
I’ve got quite a lot of kitchen equipment, and so I wasn’t sure what the Thermomix would add. I was quite wrong apparently, and I found it fantastic to use to make soups (although if you have a Vitamix or Blendtec, then those work just as well for this purpose). The blender is very powerful and making soups and mash is easy with this.
It’s been really chilly in Scotland over the past few days (supposedly this is pretty typical for Scottish summers!), and so I thought some nice warm soup would be perfect.
The first time I made oxtail stew, it turned out not that great. It was a similar recipe to the one below, but I put all the ingredients into the slow cooker. And it came out all watery and not very flavorful. I had given up on oxtail stews until my friend in London made me some delicious oxtail stew in the slow cooker!
So what did she do differently? Just that she cooked the oxtail in the slow cooker first and then made the stew after so there was no watery, flavorless stew. Instead, it was rich, powerful, and really delicious!
I love making chicken broth in the slow cooker (see my easy slow cooker chicken broth recipe here), and after having some amazing Thai Chicken and Rice with Chicken Soup in Portland, I had to go make a Paleo version to enjoy at home! It’s a simple process – place everything into the slow cooker and leave overnight.
Spaghetti squash is popular in Paleo as a grain-free alternative to pasta. The squash naturally forms strands that look like spaghetti.
However, I wanted to do something different with my spaghetti squash, and so I decided to make a nice warming soup with apples and fall spices.
I’m a big fan of soups, especially during the winter months. And the best thing about soups is that they’re really really easy to make and can be an entire meal!
This easy seafood soup is so nutritious and filling – it’s packed with vegetables, coconut milk, and your choice of seafood.
This is something I make all the time (for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), so I thought I would share it with everyone even though it’s not spring.
It’s so simple (3 ingredients) and has a really great clean feel – I love it.
I was really skeptical about this soup when I first had it at a Thai restaurant in Los Angeles 10 years ago. It was 3am in the morning, the restaurant was packed, and the menu was completely foreign to me.
Just the first taste told me that I had definitely picked a winner. It was amazing – so flavorful, so creamy, and omg so spicy!
I finished the entire bowl despite the fact that it was way too spicy for me. It was just that good!
That soup I ordered was Tom Kha Gai, which translates to “Chicken Galangal Soup.”
This curry was so amazing I could have kept eating it until my stomach burst – luckily for me this time, I didn’t make enough for that to happen, but I definitely finished off every last drop!
The inspiration for this recipe came from Tyler Florence’s Spicy Chicken Coconut Curry (but I changed up the ingredients and cooking method a bit and made it not spicy so that I could drink every last drop comfortably!).
And what’s surprising about this curry recipe is that it’s really easy to make (unlike real Indian curries, which can take practically a day)!
Ok, this question has been nagging at me for ages, and I’ve read tidbits about it before, but I finally decided to find out once and for all. In case you’ve been wondering the same thing…here’s the answer: